Alison took up the post of Chief Executive of The Crown Estate on 1 January 2012, and was reappointed on 1 January 2016.
Alison has been the Chief Executive of The Crown Estate since 2012. Alison worked on the London 2012 Games for over 8 years, originally as part of the bid team and then subsequently as Director of Design and Regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA). Previous roles have included: Chief Executive of Sheffield One; and Project Director of Manchester Millennium. She was awarded a CBE for services to urban regeneration in 2004 and a DBE for public service and services to the Exchequer in 2019.
Alison is Non-Executive Director at Berkeley Group, a Trustee of UK Green Building Council and Chair of the CBI’s Economic Growth Board. She is also a Council Member of Imperial College London and Chair of their White City Syndicate.